1999 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Marauder


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  • bengti Likes this wine: 99 points

    November 29, 2017 - SQN Big Guns Night, Beefbar HK. SQN In Extremis.

    The intricate label on the bottle should not make you prefer a wine over another with no regard to tasting it, but maybe an exception for this wine can be made. It’s got it all - fluid action, perspective, drama, tension - a gorgeous snapshot of actors amidst something significant. And I don’t even understand baseball.

    The same can be said about how this wine is showing - it is a knockout now. A super sophisticated and intense nose of dark cherries, blackberries, tobacco, cigar shavings, charred game, autumn brush, lavender - the list goes on.

    Palette was equally impressive, precise concentrated fruit with notes of smoked meats, candied apples, almonds, bacon, jam compress, hint of sweet cinnamon. Extraordinarily refined tannins make its long finish something to savour. It has substantive weight yet feels feather light on its feet. With its age, the wine has almost fully resolved its alcohol and is open, cool and integrated. An extraordinary bottle by any standards. Close contender for WOTN.

    This wine shows no sign of weakening but has got to be fully mature now, so it worth picking up to experience if you come across it in the secondary market.

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  • Frank Schneider commented:

    12/1/17, 9:49 PM - Hey Bengti !! Thank you for your note. I was so happy , because i have one bottle of my wedding aniversary year. Your make me hope this wine could create a hedonistic evening. Greetings from Germany around the world !!

  • bengti commented:

    12/2/17, 3:04 AM - Hey Frederick ! Glad to know you will enjoy this wine on your special day. I am sure this wine will make the celebration very perfect. We opened without decanting the bottle for about 2 hours before pouring to drink. Best /bt

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